Jeff Garlin mocked 'The Goldbergs' during stand-up set weeks before leaving the sitcom

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Jeff Garlin reportedly railed against “The Goldbergs” for being too politically correct weeks before he left the show amid HR investigations into his behavior. 

Garlin previously defended himself against cancel culture after it came to light that some of his conduct on the set of the show was deemed inappropriate by a number of people who worked on it. Now, according to reports, the actor will no longer be part of the show. 

Jeff Garlin reportedly railed against "The Goldbergs" during a recent standup show.
(Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)

At the time, Garlin reportedly said that conditions for comedians have gotten too politically correct and explained to the crowd what he would tell a Vanity Fair writer weeks later: he was the subject of disciplinary action at “The Goldbergs” for, among other things, using the word “vagina” frequently on set. 

The 59-year-old spoke to Vanity Fair after he discovered that one of its reporters was investigating the HR complaints against him. He confessed that he has been the subject of HR investigations for the past three years. 

Garlin denied doing anything physically threatening or inappropriate on the set of the show. However, he did admit that he and Sony, which owns the ABC sitcom, have a “difference of opinion” about his conduct on set. 

Jeff Garlin previously spoke against "The Goldbergs" at a standup show.
(ABC/Scott Everett White)

“The well-being of our cast and crew is of utmost importance to us. This is an employment matter, and it is being addressed by HR and production,” a spokesperson for Sony Pictures Television told Fox News Digital earlier this month.

Jeff Garlin will no longer be working on "The Goldbergs." 
(ABC/Scott Everett White)

Garlin chalked the issue up to what he called his “silliness” on the set of the show, which he explained he needs to have in order to achieve the comedic performance that he’s paid to deliver. However, Deadline reports that, after the Vanity Fair article dropped, anonymous sources from the production of “The Goldbergs” came forward to tell their story of a great working environment on the show that changes the second Garlin shows up on set. 

“He is extremely verbally and emotionally abusive,” an employee told Deadline.

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